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ANTIQUE C17th OAK COFFER BLANKET BOX TRUNK WITH CARVING CANDLE BOX & SPRUNG LOCK

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Seller: sladesantiques (2,846) 100%, Location: Banbury, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 131994489424 ANTIQUE C17th OAK COFFER This attractive oak coffer dates from the seventeenth century. It is a nice country piece, and is carved with the initials SB and the date 1670 to the front. We believe it to be original to the period. It is constructed from solid oak with panelled sides and a two-plank top. There is a drawer at the bottom, which retains its original lock, although please note that no key is present for this lock. The coffer retains its original blacksmith-made sprung lock, which has its original working. Inside the coffer is the original candle box with two hidden drawers beneath. Condition: Overall this handsome piece is in good usuable condition with some wear consistent with age and use. There is some scuffing and wear to the woodwork as might be expected and the piece is overall a little faded. There are some signs of old restoration and alteration - the drawer at the bottom may be a later addition and there are later wooden and metal braces to the inside of the lid. There is some wood shrinkage splitting, including to the top planks. There are some areas of wood loss, including the carving of the '7' in '1670'. The metal fixings have some surface rusting. There are some signs of old woodworm - this is not active but have been retreated as a precaution. The approx. measurements are as follows: Overall - 74cm high, 131cm wide, 55cm deep (to maximums). (Ref. #13944) DELIVERY: The purchaser is welcome to collect by appointment from our premises, postcode OX15 6EP. Please note that we do not pack collection items for delivery. We welcome collection by man & van type courier, but please note that we do not accept collection by parcel courier for collection items. These are large and bulky items and not suitable for sending with parcel couriers. We can supply reputable courier recommendations on request. If you would like to view the item before buying, please email us and we will give you details of the location where it is on display. Condition: Overall this handsome piece is in good usuable condition with some wear consistent with age and use. There is some scuffing and wear to the woodwork as might be expected and the piece is overall a little faded. There are some signs of old restoration and alteration - the drawer at the bottom may be a later addition and there are later wooden and metal braces to the inside of the lid. There is some wood shrinkage splitting, including to the top planks. There are some areas of wood loss, including the carving of the '7' in '1670'. The metal fixings have some surface rusting. There are some signs of old woodworm, front and back - this is not active but have been retreated as a precaution., Product Type: Coffer, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Country, Age: Pre-1800, Material: Oak

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